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Dining with al-Qaeda - Three Decades Exploring the Many Worlds of the Middle East

Hugh Pope

An Oxford-educated scholar of the Middle East and a former foreign correspondent for the Wall Street Journal, Hugh Pope lived and worked in two dozen countries throughout the region. Following in the footsteps of Sir Richard Burton and Lawrence of Arabia, Hugh Pope's explorations of the people, politics, religion, and culture of Islamic nations shows there is no such thing as a monolithic "Muslim World." His probing and often perilous journeys-at one point he is forced to quote Koranic verse to argue against his being murdered by a top al-Qaeda leader-provide an eye-opening look at diverse societies often misportrayed by superficial reporting and "why they hate us" politics. With U.S. foreign policy under President Obama aiming to engage more constructively with Muslim nations, this lyrical and often poetic voyage is one of the truly important books of our times.

An Oxford-educated scholar of the Middle East and a former foreign correspondent for the Wall Street Journal, Hugh Pope lived and worked in two dozen countries throughout the region. Following in the footsteps of Sir Richard Burton and Lawrence of Arabia, Hugh Pope's explorations of the people, politics, religion, and culture of Islamic nations shows there is no such thing as a monolithic "Muslim World." His probing and often perilous journeys-at one point he is forced to quote Koranic verse to argue against his being murdered by a top al-Qaeda leader-provide an eye-opening look at diverse societies often misportrayed by superficial reporting and "why they hate us" politics. With U.S. foreign policy under President Obama aiming to engage more constructively with Muslim nations, this lyrical and often poetic voyage is one of the truly important books of our times.
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An Oxford-educated scholar of the Middle East and a former foreign correspondent for the Wall Street Journal, Hugh Pope lived and worked in two dozen countries throughout the region. Following in the footsteps of Sir Richard Burton and Lawrence of Arabia, Hugh Pope's explorations of the people, politics, religion, and culture of Islamic nations shows there is no such thing as a monolithic "Muslim World." His probing and often perilous journeys-at one point he is forced to quote Koranic verse to argue against his being murdered by a top al-Qaeda leader-provide an eye-opening look at diverse societies often misportrayed by superficial reporting and "why they hate us" politics. With U.S. foreign policy under President Obama aiming to engage more constructively with Muslim nations, this lyrical and often poetic voyage is one of the truly important books of our times.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Paul Boehmer

Length:

16h 21m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

07:46


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

31:09


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

49:54


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

28:52


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

34:46


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

58:20


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

50:58


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

47:54


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

53:33


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

48:30


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

35:05


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

39:11


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

46:07


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

40:59


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

43:43


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

33:20


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

35:40


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

45:04


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

56:01


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

37:24


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

39:04


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

45:48


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

51:14


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

21:29